Cowboys Will Host Playoffs With These 3 Wins

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Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) jumps on the back of Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. at AT


In my estimation, Washington currently has the best chance to rise up to the challenge and give Dallas the toughest run for their money.

However, the one thing going against them is their remaining schedule is absolutely, positively brutal.

Currently at 3-5, adding another loss from Dallas, that places them at assumingly 3-6.  With 7 other games left on the schedule, the Redskins would need to finish 6-1 (9-7) to best the 8-8 Cowboys.

Once again as with the Eagles, Dallas would own a series sweep and the head-to-head tiebreaker by defeating the Skins a second time.

So what 7 opponents would the Skins require snatching a minimum 6 wins from?

Road:  Minnesota,  Philly,  Atlanta,  NY Giants

Home:  San Francisco,  NY Giants,  Kansas City.

Two of those home opponents alone, the 49ers and Chiefs, have a 15-2 record.  Both of them will still be in vicious dogfights to win their divisions.

The likelihood of the 3-5 Redskins winning 6 of the 7 games (non-Cowboys) remaining is extremely far-fetched.  If they accomplished that feat then they’d deserve the crown above an 8-8 Dallas squad.

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  • SmartThinking

    Statistically, you may be right, Brad. But here’s the thing: this team needs desperately to make a statement in this division. They need to sweep all three division games, and win at least two decisively. Nine games into this season and absolutely no one knows whether Jeckyll or Hyde will show up on the field for a Cowboys game. This team has absolutely no idea who it is. Sure, several players on both sides of the ball are stand-outs, or big mouths, or team players. There is no cohesive substance that binds this team together as a complete unit like many of the winning Dallas teams in the past. If Dallas is going to make it to the tournament in the first round and have any chance whatsoever of playing further, sweeping the division must be it’s central focus. Limping in after getting whipped by any of the other division teams is a disgrace and sets Dallas up for an overwhelming loss in the first round. Dallas needs to sweep the division. And, truth is, for any team with an identity and an idea of who they are, beating New York, Washington and Philadelphia, in the condition they’re in today, shouldn’t really be a big deal.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Update: Skins lost last night and are now 3-6. Basically, they have to win 6 out of 7 games to go. Not happening with 49ers and Chiefs on their schedule. Plus and this is a beautiful thing, the rest of the division is playing each other and bumping each off. Dallas HAS to take care of business within the division.
    Agree with SmartThinking. This team has to start playing well on both sides of the ball at the same time. Also, this team has to stop playing to the level of it’s competition. They did to beat the teams that they are supposed to beat and not in the final minute of the game. They also need to have a few statement wins to give them confidence for the playoffs.